SanctuStar

spiritual direction • retreats
soul circle • original mandala art

"Scattering Loving-Kindness... here, there and everywhere
Walk the LABYRINTH with a Heart of Compassion
~CANCELLED~
Due to Covid Restrictions
Sinsinawa Mound Center
Nov. 6-7, 2020

Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 7  (4:30 p.m.)

Cost: $122.00 per person

https://www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter/event/scattering-loving-kindness-here-there-everywhere/
Contact: Janice DeMuth-608-748-4411, ext. 811  email: [email protected]

      During this Labyrinth Retreat experience, participants will be invited to be intentional about holding self and others with compassion during this time of global uncertainty. The labyrinth will be blended with the practices of loving-kindness through the Peace Prayer of St. Francis and Pali Metta Prayer. The practice of metta encourages enfolding self, others and the cosmos with the energy of loving-kindness while keeping our hearts open, forgiving, merciful and loving! The intention of this retreat is mirrored through this Eastern wisdom: “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world – above, below, and across – unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” (The Buddha)

During this labyrinth journey, music, diffused essential  oils, and other symbols will be used to bless the space. This retreat includes personal reflection time, journaling, sitting in silence among fellow seekers in sacred space. A simple creativity process will be created reminding us to scatter loving kindness daily! This offering is a time for your soul to stretch, pause, breathe, listen and offer compassion that is unreserved and far-reaching beyond oneself.

Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Private Room: $130; Commuter: $89. Registration deadline is Oct. 30.

Presenter: Sr. Stella DeVenuta, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, Wisconsin. As an artist and spiritual director-guide, Stella offers retreat and reflective experiences that blend spirituality and creativity. Stella feels called to engage others to do explore their personal journey in a safe place. Stella is a Boundless Compassion Facilitator, Trained as a Spiritual Director and the Mandala Process.



Stella is a certified Boundless Compassion Facilitator 
with training through the Servite Center of Omaha , Nebraska / Joyce Rupp, OSM


NEW YEAR Labyrinth Day Retreat *
Feb.8, 2020 - CANCELLED


Location will be at: SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH

3635 S Kinnickinnic Ave, St Francis, WI 53235

(Across from St. Thomas Moore HS)

New to labyrinth process or “know it” step by step...

This day is for you as you step beyond the threshold of a NEW YEAR! 

Arrival by 9:30...to settle in! 

START Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Simple “Soup” and bread Lunch and Materials included

Participants bring a healthy snack to share

Individual Stipend: $85

COUPLES: $150

PLEASE INDICATE VIA E MAIL BY Feb. 1, 2020

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND 

NON-REFUNDABLE - DEPOSIT of  $50 
or FULL PAYMENT due by Feb. 1

Remainder can be paid day of the event.

(Saturday,  9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

To reserve a place please email me at: [email protected]


Summer Labyrinth Day Retreat

Cancelled...guess why? 

Date: Saturday, JUNE 13, 2020  9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: *Due to deconstruction of the St. Francis Chapel 

Location will be at: SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH

3635 S Kinnickinnic Ave, St Francis, WI 53235

(Across from St. Thomas Moore HS)

Arrival by 9:30...to settle in! 

START Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Simple Lunch and Materials included

Participants bring a healthy snack to share

Individual Stipend: $85

COUPLES: $150

PLEASE INDICATE VIA E MAIL BY May 1, 2020

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND 

NON-REFUNDABLE - DEPOSIT of  $50 – or – FULL PAYMENT due by June 1, 2020

Remainder can be paid day of the event.

To reserve a place please email me at: [email protected]

PAUSE: A SEASON TO BREATHE – SEASON OF CHANGE & RESILIENCE (VIA ZOOM)
November 7 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Like the seasons of the Earth that shift and change in nature, our lives of faith are also cyclical and invite us to “PAUSE,” breathe and learn from each season and nature. The first session, of the virtual micro-retreat series, will invite participants to be attentive to the essential need self-compassion in navigating the blessing of RESILIENCE during this time of pandemic. 

From the “ordinary” time of NOW during this unprecedented experience of covid-liminality through
the anticipated promise of Easter HOPE, these reflective and engaging sessions will invite an appreciation
of each “season” as it mirrors the natural changing seasons and the cycles of faith. Sessions will include an invitation
to carry the focus into further reflection as personal practice. Join us for one or all sessions.

Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The zoom link will be sent to you via email on Friday, Nov. 6.

$25/person. Registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.

Presenter: Stella DeVenuta, OSF is a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi (Milwaukee/St. Francis, WI). An artist and spiritual director, Stella is engaged in the ministry of spirituality and creativity. Since 2002, Stella has offered retreats, labyrinth reflection days, individual spiritual direction and women’s Circles. Additionally, Stella is a facilitator for Boundless Compassion program developed by Joyce Rupp, OSM and the Servite  Sisters.

Stella DeVenuta
SanctuStar Oasis
Located in Juniper Court LL
3201 S Lake Drive
Saint Francis, WI 53235
[email protected]
Call or Text: 414-581-4006